almost overnight

we went from cocooning under piles of quilts to ward off the cold


to dragging the kids mattresses down to the delicious cool of the basement to avoid the heat wave.

from spying a single tightly closed bud in the garden


to thousand of blooms; petals carpeting the ground.

from every evening (and day!) filled with school events


to sitting on the porch watching the lightning strike Mt. Olympus.

And though my to-do list this week is daunting, with the sun on my shoulders and peonies by the sink everything seems easier.


Doesn’t it?

June 10, 2010



  1. Selwyn

    June 8, 2010

    Can’t wait to see it in person!

    And, uh, what is ‘cold’ this time of year – and ‘heat wave’? My ‘cold’ is lows of 12 degrees C/53F…

  2. Brooke

    June 8, 2010

    it does.

  3. Malisa

    June 8, 2010

    The thunderstorm last night was pretty neat. Your picture is amazing!

  4. Rachelle

    June 8, 2010

    Your roses are knocking me out! Gorgeous. All the photos are superb, especially the top one of the kids sleeping. Too cute! Yes, peonies make the world a better place to live. They are my absolute favorite flower.

  5. Cath

    June 8, 2010

    Michelle – I love this! How did you manage to capture that shot? We sat outside in my parents’ yard most of the evening watching that same electrical storm – and the triple rainbow. Magnificent! I’m with you. Nothing like sunshine…and my favorite – peonies (which are still shut tight over here!)

  6. 和辛和辛

    June 8, 2010

    your wife is very charming!............................................................

  7. Lizzy

    June 8, 2010

    Umm… I have to say that my life isn’t easier. I, unlike you, still have school. In fact I’d better go finish up my English project right now. You’ll have to enjoy summer for me as I finish my countdown till school gets out. : )

  8. Michelle

    June 8, 2010

    oh I most definitely didn’t say easier…

  9. jenjamin

    June 9, 2010

    great pics. We have been in fort central too. Too cute!

    Yes, I am that tall btw. a pinch shorter than 5’11… my friends just looked short.

    Do you by chance live Alpine and know any Wunderli’s?

    Hope your sons surgery is a success.

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